We offer expert media training and consultancy to science and health professionals.
Our trainers are experienced and engaging UK journalists who have worked for the Daily Mail, the Daily Telegraph and other national news outlets. We know first hand the pitfalls to avoid when dealing with the media and the most effective ways to communicate your message.
Jenny is one of the United Kingdom's most experienced and respected medical and health journalists.
She was medical correspondent for the Daily Mail for almost 30 years, covering medical and health news and features.
She was honoured as British Medical Association's Journalist of the year, by the Medical Journalists' Association and received a National Nursing in the Media award from the Royal College of Nursing.
She has contributed to Harpers & Queen magazine, and other consumer publications, and has been an expert presenter on the radio.
David is an experienced science and environment journalist who has worked for national newspapers since 1997.
He was the Daily Mail's environment editor and science correspondent, and the Daily Telegraph's science & medical correspondent, and consumer affairs editor.
As a freelance, he has written for the Guardian, Observer, Daily Mail, National Trust magazine and Sunday Times. His awards include Medical Journalist of the Year and was joint winner of the Press Gazette Environmental Press Awards.
For more information see his website www.davidderbyshire.co.uk.
We offer a range of media training and communication workshops to suit your needs. We design and deliver courses to help scientists, doctors, charities, NGOs, students, universities and businesses working in the health and science sector.
Our trainers are experienced journalists who have worked for the Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph and other national papers and who know the tricks of the trade and who can help you deal confidently with the media and handle TV, radio and press interviews.
We can show you how to identify your key messages and prepare for hostile questions. We can help you improve your communication skills so that you reach the widest possible audience.
Whether you want a half-day workshop, or a two-day training course, each session will be tailored to suit your individual needs. Our trainers will talk to you at length in advance to ensure that you are getting the support and coaching you need.
To find out more, please drop us an email or give us a ring.
"The trainers were brilliant, knowledgeable and approachable and pitched it well in terms of the stuff that we don’t know about how media works."
"Jenny and David were very knowledgeable and gave great feedback while being supportive."
"I don't think anything could be improved, it was all excellent. The facilitators were really helpful and knowledgeable and very happy to share their expertise with us to be able to help us to develop and feel more confident."
"Having some really clearly laid out theory was really useful. This is something that I’m going to remind myself of ahead of any interaction with the media! Then having the opportunity to put these into practice with the interviews and press conference was really insightful."
"This was a fantastic workshop - informative, useful and extremely well run. I would highly recommend it."
"I enjoyed it immensely and actually feel a bit excited to do more media engagement now (whereas before I just felt quite terrified!)."
"Concrete advice in an engaging manner from people with extensive expertise in the field."
"Excellent constructive feedback, clearly based on genuine experience."
"I found Jenny and David to be friendly, helpful and understanding and would highly recommend this training to others."
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